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Understanding Teacher Engagement in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

We talk a lot about student engagement in education. Most educators got into this profession for the students, and, as a result, we want their experience to be as engaging and positive as possible. Given the myriad challenges of the last two years, everyone in education should be concerned about teacher engagement.

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Blended Learning: The Whole Group Rotation

Catlin Tucker

When I work with teachers who are new to blended learning, there is often a knee-jerk concern about the time required to design a lesson that strategically blends active, engaged learning online with active, engaged learning offline. The last year has presented educators with a steep learning curve.

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Self-Regulation in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

I can empathize with their frustration, but I attribute these behaviors to underdeveloped self-regulation skills, especially in online and blended learning environments. Blended Learning Environments Require Self-regulation Skills. My focus is positioning the student as an active agent at the center of learning.

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Balance Instruction and Feedback with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate blended learning workshops, I ask participants to think about these three roles and identify the role they spend the most time and energy in. Blended learning can help! So how do we leverage blended learning to be more strategic about the form instruction takes in classrooms? 77, 81–112.

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Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

I am concerned about the impact that the imbalances in education have on teacher engagement and job satisfaction. I know firsthand the toll that the imbalances caused by traditional workflows in education can have on a teacher. Those unrealistic workflows almost drove me out of education.

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From Hybrid to Blended Learning: Using Tech to Improve Students' Experience

EdTech Magazine

Most teachers were aware of blended learning prior to the pandemic. However, the blended learning approach wasn’t yet seen as a necessity in the K–12 learning environment. Many districts are embracing the future.

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Coaching is Critical to the Success of a Shift to Blended learning

Catlin Tucker

The last two years have been mentally and emotionally exhausting for everyone in education. As I work with leadership teams, many are struggling to engage their teachers in professional learning this year. It is essential to “think big and start small” when onboarding a teacher to a new blended learning model.